West Ham United chairman David Gold has said that Kevin Nolan moving from the Premier league is a major story. Former Newcastle United captain Nolan, 28, rejoined his former boss Sam Allardyce on Thursday after signing a five-year contract in a £5m switch from Tyneside.

And Gold, who expects further high-profile signings this summer, told BBC Sport: “With the appointment of Sam and now the signing of Kevin Nolan we have put a stake in the sand and shown our commitment to the fans.

“It shows we mean business at West Ham United.